Employer Immigration

What is Employer Immigration?

As the name articulates itself, this visa is for a skilled people with some flexibility as compared to independent migration scheme but sponsored by an Australian Employer under different regime.

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Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (SUBCLASS 482)

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.

The TSS visa allows the holder to live, work full time for his employer for the duration of the visa. This visa also allows you to travel to and from Australia for the duration of your visa.

There are three streams available under the TSS visa program:

Short-term stream:

This visa stream enables employers to address short term labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

This is a visa for 2 years. This visa is for skilled workers in occupations included on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

To apply for the short term stream, you will need to meet English language requirements. Indeed, an overall score of 5 to a language test (IELTS or equivalent) is required. You will need to obtain a grade of 4.5 in each subject.

The applicant will also have to prove that they intend to settle only temporarily in Australia (known as a ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant’ (GTE)).

This visa is renewable onshore once, for a further two years.

Stay You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.
Cost From AUD 1,265
Medium-term stream

This is a visa for 4 years. This is very similar to the previous 457 visa. It is for workers in occupations included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). It allows the holder to apply for permanent residence after three years.

Again, a minimum score of 5 in each subject of the IELTS exam (or equivalent language test) must be achieved.

Stay Up to 4 years
Cost From AUD 2,645
Labour agreement stream:

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by an employers with a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily.

Stay Up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.
Cost From AUD 2,645

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